Tom Hagerty

Bulls' Top Doubles Duo Makes All-Big East Team

May 03, 2013


USF Senior Writer

TAMPAOliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz have been rewarded for leading the USF men’s tennis team all season long.

The Bulls’ top doubles duo has been named to the All-Big East Team after finishing the season ranked No. 87 nationally. Pramming and Gonzalez-Muniz went 12-7 and were ranked as highly as No. 47 in the country at one point.

“The jelled really well and were really cool and calm under pressure,” head coach Matt Hill said Friday. “We saw them grow as a doubles team tremendously throughout the season. Learning how each other ticks and what gets them going really made them successful at the end.”

Pramming played at No. 6 singles last season before jumping all the way up to the Bulls’ top spot to post a 12-10 record. The sophomore made huge improvements in his serve and forehand while learning what it takes to be a top-level player.

“Aside from that, he’s just one of the toughest mentally on our team. He likes the big moment and embraces it,” Hill said.

Gonzalez-Muniz, a freshman, joined the program in January and went 14-9 in the No. 2 singles spot. He finished the season off in solid fashion by winning six of his final seven matches.

“He’s really transitioned into this team, this culture and college tennis really smoothly. It’s pretty rare for an international player to do,” Hill said.

The Bulls as a whole went 12-10 overall and finished third in the Big East late last month.

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